International Students

Welcoming the World

Interact with students from more than 50 nations

At The College of Idaho, you’ll find a campus that reflects the world and welcomes you. International students make up approximately 8 percent of The College of Idaho’s student body (nearly 100 students) and represent more than 40 countries along with a diverse range of religions, languages and ethnicities.

International students bring an important worldview to our campus and become some of our best student leaders. The College provides a variety of support services to international students so you can make the most of your experience here, while our International Student Organization organizes events to share its members’ diverse cultural traditions with the entire campus. In fact, International Week and the International Food Fair are two of the most popular annual events at The College of Idaho.

To be considered for admission to the College, international applicants must submit the following: Application for Admission (with Essay), Letter of Recommendation, Official High School Transcripts, Official Standardized Test Results, an International Student Financial Aid Application, and a Verification of Finances Form.  All international applicants must also complete an interview in person, over the phone, or via SKYPE.  International applicants whose first language is not English are required to adequately demonstrate English competency as a part of the application process.  Students may demonstrate competency by submitting scores from the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).  International students whose first language is English are required to submit either an ACT or SAT test result.

The College offers merit scholarships to international students to defer some of the expense of attending college in the United States. For information regarding admission to The College of Idaho as an international student, contact Lorna Hunter, Vice President of Enrollement Management, at or call 208-459-5305.

Forms for International Students

International Student Financial Verification Guidelines:
International Student Financial Aid Application: